16 February 2019
arc Gallery new space official launch: Art, Music, Poetry and a Captivated Audience
February the 16th saw the much-anticipated launch of arc Gallery’s space. The public excitement about the new occupants’ arrival began prior to the launch and culminated to the evening’s events. The gallery has years’ of experience in working with local to international artists while integrating programmes of high calibre performers and speakers into their exhibition space.
To celebrate its new site in Tottenham, arc Gallery hosted an evening of music and fluent presentations of poetic variations. The quality of performances complemented the artwork display, comprising works by contemporary artists; Duke Asidere, Gerry Nnubia, Anthony Okujeni, Lekan Onabanjo, Alex Nwokolo and Michael Echekoba. The line up for the evening was a select choice of spoken wordsmiths and the sounds of live jazz: The syncopation and harmonies emanated around the space, welcoming in the audience.
Before the doors opened, visitors were, excited; patiently standing outside eager to get in – lured by the music and the art works on show. The minimal white gallery interior was buzzing with art lovers, both invited and passing by, inter-generations from parents to young babies.